The excitement is building for Not Quite Opera’s upcoming THIRD edition of their wonderful “Round One” Cabaret series, playing here at the Alcove on November 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2012. Again, NQO brings you a cabaret style sampling of new works from San Francisco area authors and composers of musical theater. Directed by Jonathan F. Rosen with Music Direction by Ben Prince, this time we’ll enjoy an eclectic mix of songs mostly in the contemporary Broadway style.
Among the eight new musicals represented are: â€œScary, Scary Nightâ€ â€“ a camp Halloween comedy, â€œIn the Hands of the Raven,â€ a spiritual â€œdramedyâ€ about coping with loss, â€œUncle Samâ€™s Lamentâ€ â€“ a contemporary American political satire.
The composers and lyricists (whose works were selected from dozens of submissions) are a whoâ€™s who of Bay Area rising talent: Peter Alexander, Billie Cox, Paul James Frantz, Richard Jennings, Bill Johnson, Sandy Kasten, Allison Lovejoy, Michael Lunsford and Peter Master. The ensemble consists of six talented performers, many of whom are staples of the local musical theater scene: David Bicha, Helen Laroche, Jihan Sibar, Ernie Tovar, Rana Weber, and Ted Zoldan.